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August 25, 2020
Here in Washington, we fight to expand the right to vote, not suppress it. That’s why we’ve been one of the leading states in the nation on voting by mail. But we still have work to do, as the right to vote is withheld from the 10,000 people in our state who are out on community supervision following their jail sentence. 

YWCA Advocacy 2019: Economic Justice

December 11, 2018
This January, the 2019 Washington state legislative session begins, and YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish is supporting eight bills to further our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. This is the second in our series of three blog posts diving into each of the bills we support and their impacts on women and families in Washington state.

YWCA Advocacy 2019: Housing For All

December 4, 2018
This January, the 2019 Washington state legislative session begins, and YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish is supporting eight bills to further our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. In this series of three blog posts, we’ll be diving into each of the bills we support and their impacts on women and families in Washington state.

Women Set Records in 2018 Election

November 13, 2018
Tuesday was a historic night. As Americans voted in the most important midterm election in a generation, women broke barriers everywhere. Here in Washington State, organizers with De-Escalate Washington celebrated voters passing Initiative 940 on election night after a long-fought campaign by Native and African American communities.

The Black Women Who Saved Seattle Jazz

November 6, 2018
Seattle’s vibrant jazz club scene of the 1940s produced famous musicians like Ray Charles and Quincy Jones. But the success of Seattle jazz bands was built on the union organizing skill of black women jazz players.

Homeownership May Be the Key to Equity

October 30, 2018
Owning a home is the biggest factor in determining your wealth, but in King County and across America, racist policies have pushed Black and Latinx families out of their homes. Eliminating the homeownership inequality is key to closing the racial wealth gap, and ensuring that our communities are more secure.

We tell the stories of those with lived experiences of racism and sexism and invite supporters to take concrete actions to correct the root causes of disparity in our communities.

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